Language, like the flow of a river, changes and evolves over time. Words or phrases that may have had one meaning at a particular point in time may have its meaning or message change as society and norms changed. It is because of this common process that certain words used today to describe varias eventsContinue reading “Sheriff Jerry Hatcher: An Accused Tyrant Of Bento County”
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America: A Modern Babylon?
The law code formulated by the Babylonian king Hamerabi was the first time there was a written code for how to punish criminals in the ancient world. By modern standards, his law code is seen as a harsh and brutal form of the justice system. However, there are similarities in the law code to ourContinue reading “America: A Modern Babylon?”
Modern Day Tyranny
Nobody wants to be ruled by a tyrant, at least not in the the modern sense of the word. The modern day definition of tyranny is described as a “cruel and oppressive government or rule.” A tyrant is thought of as someone who rules with absolute power and has no regard for the people theyContinue reading “Modern Day Tyranny”
Debt Elimination Part 2?
The idea of alleviating the stress of debt on the common man for the betterment of society is a common goal of many democratic politicians in modern society. Those such as the democratic front runners of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have even made this concept a centerpiece of their successful campaigns. However, this grandContinue reading “Debt Elimination Part 2?”
Modern Seisachtheia? — Not Likely
Over the last decade, the cost of higher education in the United States has increased by over twenty five percent, and the outstanding debt from student loans surpassed $1.5 trillion in early 2018. The outstanding debt isn’t an issue exclusive to young Americans, but is felt across all ages groups, most notably, the 35-49 yearContinue reading “Modern Seisachtheia? — Not Likely”
The article I found on tyranny doesn’t straight out define what tyranny is. They use examples from the current government which allows you to use context clues so you can come up with your own definition of tyranny. The one example they used was President Trump’s abuse of power in efforts to accomplish a oneContinue reading “Tyranny”
Modern Tyranny Tested
The ancient definition of tyranny differs tremendously from the modern definition of tyranny. The ancient definition, which originates in Greece, was used for a person who comes to power in an unorthodox way. Traditionally, power would be passed on through lineage or an election, but tyranny described a ruler who came to power through anContinue reading “Modern Tyranny Tested”
What the Past Shows Us People often say that history has a tendency to repeat itself. Often times this is the truth. The past is an invaluable way of learning how to do things in the future. With a culture and planet that is constantly evolving it is obvious how with each step into furtheringContinue reading
Seisachtheia for Students?
The promises given by Senator Sanders and Senator Warren to excuse all of those who have student debt and free them of this financial burden are similar to Solon’s seisachtheia. Solon’s reforms freed everyone of debt. Those is slavery due to debt were freed, and all land was given back to their constitutional owner. SandersContinue reading “Seisachtheia for Students?”
The Article I chose for this blog is about the words of a reporter named Carl Bernstein. He was a reporter who helped uncover some of Nixon’s crimes during Watergate, and he decided to way in on the current situation in the Senate regarding the impeachment hearings. Using some fiery language, he described the RepublicanContinue reading “Orange Tyrant?”